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DION PHANEUF RUMORS & GOSSIP

Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf considers change to left side

Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf touched down at the MasterCard Centre on Wednesday, skating with some of his teammates for the first time since the disastrous end of the 2013-14 season. The team’s infamous late-season collapse ushered in a summer of change: Two were fired from the front office, three assistant coaches were let go and a half-dozen players or so were sent packing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Capitals take a shot at Dion Phaneuf?

Let’s assume that Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan is earnest in his pursuit of a left-handed defenseman who can play alongside the right-handed shooting Mike Green on the Caps’ blue line. Let’s also assume the salary cap escalates to $70 million, providing the Capitals with roughly $14 million in cap space. Whom should the Caps target as that top-end defenseman and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Who should stay this offseason

It was a disappointing 2013-14 season for head coach Randy Carlyle and the Toronto Maple Leafs. They ended up 38-36-8 (84 points) losing their last four game of the season and going 2-8-0 over their last 10. With yet another late season collapse, the Maple Leafs’ front office decided it was time for change. The team hired former chief player disciplinarian and hockey Hall of Famer...
Via isportsweb.com
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Toronto Maple Leafs Shopping Captain Dion Phaneuf

Dion Phaneuf signed a seven-year, $49 million contract extension in December to be the Toronto Maple Leafs’ top defenseman and captain long term, but he might actually begin that new deal with a different team. Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reported Sunday that the Leafs are shopping Phaneuf, with the preferred destination being a Western Conference club. Ontario captains on the way...
Via NESN.com
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Dion Phaneuf the answer in Florida?

If you haven't heard the news Dion Phaneuf has joined Jason Spezza as the big name on the move this summer. Toronto is looking to make some changes after their disappointing season. What bigger change could you make other than trading away your captain? Well, I guess you could change your coach...  Anyways. Phaneuf. He was traded away from Calgary a few years ago. He was young...
Via Puckrant.com
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers interested in Dion Phaneuf

Jonathan Willis of The Cult of Hockey:Former Maple Leafs assistant general manager Bill Watters was interviewed on Oilers Now on Friday, and he had both an interesting rumour and some harsh words for Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf. In part, here’s what he had to say:"Dion Phaneuf should be dispatched as soon as they possibly can and the story I hear is that Edmonton’s interested...
Via Talk Hockey
July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Would Phaneuf Be A Fit In Edmonton?

from Jonathan Willis of The Cult of Hockey, Former Maple Leafs assistant general manager Bill Watters was interviewed on Oilers Now on Friday, and he had both an interesting rumour and some harsh words for Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf. In part, here’s what he had to say: Dion Phaneuf should be dispatched as soon as they possibly can and the story I hear is that Edmonton’s...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

More Sloppy Seconds for Phaneuf?

This weekend, there were reports that Toronto Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf is available for trade. Leafs GM Dave Nonis has said he will trade anyone but hasn’t received calls on Phaneuf as of yet. Joe Yerdon at Pro Hockey Talk thinks that might change now that everyone knows he could be had. The 28-year old Phaneuf, who is one of the most physical defenseman in the NHL...
Via NY Rangers Blog
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Leafs captain Phaneuf: GM Burke's firing a shock

Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf says the dismissal of general manager Brian Burke was a shock. Phaneuf said Thursday that all the players respected Burke, but they'll have to move forward because there is little preparation time before the games begin. Burke was fired as GM and president Wednesday after four years at the helm of the NHL club and replaced by longtime assistant...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs D Phaneuf takes puck to face vs. Jets

Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf was named to the All-Star Game on Thursday, but one might understand if he isn't willing to flash a smile. Phaneuf took a puck to the side of the face in the waning moments of Thursday's 4-0 triumph over the Winnipeg Jets. The 26-year-old defenseman, who had an assist earlier in the contest, was lying in a pool of blood just outside...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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